May 7, 2014
After three years of community mobilization and advocacy efforts, the School Board of Broward County unanimously passed one of the most comprehensive sexual health education policies in the nation!
Congratulations to the Broward County Youth Council for all their hard work in making sure that young people have access to the resources and education they need to make healthy decisions …
Jan 27, 2014
While I was in high school, I got into my first serious relationship. Before I even realized what was happening, I found myself in an emotionally abusive situation I sometimes wonder, if maybe my school had actually answered my questions about same sex relationships instead of giving me blank stares and “you’re going to hell” rants, if I could’ve picked out the red flags.
Luckily, a teacher went out of their way and taught me that a healthy relationship has both consent and respect. This information and the support …
Apr 3, 2013
UPDATE: VICTORY! Last week, James and other activists in Texas met with their policy makers to protest the Zedler 1 anti-gay amendment, including delivering your signatures in person to Texas’ legislature. And on Thursday 4/4, the amendment was withdrawn. We got them off our backpacks and funding for the centers is safe. Great job!
This is a featured post from Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter President James Lee!
My name is James Lee and growing up in Rio Grande Valley Texas, I was taught that being gay was wrong. I …
Oct 7, 2012
In Florida, young people are working to make comprehensive sex education a reality in their state. The Broward County Youth Council, a project of Advocates for Youth and Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, leads the work of a statewide youth activist network that advocates for comprehensive sexual health education. Here’s a picture of some of the council members at the 2012 Urban Retreat!
May 5, 2015
There’s been times where I was faced with a situation where I didn’t know what my next move was, where I started doubting myself and what I was capable of. There were times when I wanted to give up because I made myself believe that what I was trying to accomplish wasn’t real, that it couldn’t be done or else I wouldn’t have a road block. When people are telling you “no” and “it’s impossible ” you say “yes” and “it’s possible” .
Something I had to discover by …
Apr 23, 2015
So this will be a very personal post.
GYT stands for getting yourself tested. That’s something I know is vital to your health and the health of your current relationship. It is something that both partners should do to be sure they wont infect one an other or complicate things.
I knew this, I knew it’s a must to get tested with your partner even if they are the cleanest person or a virgin or whatever! But I didn’t and now it’s too late.
My partner was a virgin. …
Apr 3, 2015
In 2015, I believe that we are in a time that equal rights need to be made for all, regardless of how others may view it. That being said, Same-sex marriage should be legalized and recognized in all 50 states. Denying such sanction would violate each citizen’s fundamental constitutional right to equal protection and due process by law. According to Marriage Equality USA, more than thirty stated and the District of Colombia have laws in effect that allow marriage equality- a staggering 72% of all states. The freedom to …
Apr 1, 2015
Politician 24-Hour Delay: CLICK THE LINK FOR A LAUGH!
Let’s talk about the 24-Hour mandatory Delay period for a woman seeking an abortion AKA SB 724 by Senator Flores, HB 633 by Representative Sullivan
WHY? WHY? WHY?
Why should a woman have to wait 24 hours in order to receive an abortion? Any woman seeking an abortion has already thought through this decision. No woman wakes up one morning, realizes they’re pregnant, and immediately drives to an abortion clinic. Did you forget about the “Holy crap! I’m pregnant!” moment …
Mar 30, 2015
So today I hosted a contraceptive presentation on the second floor of my school’s cafeteria, and I have to say it was a great success. I had over 30 students attend the presentation which included a brochure of different contraceptives, and each student received an hour of community service for attending.
Is it wrong for me to advertise a sexual health educational presentation with a reward, when it should be something students should require to participate? I don’t think so. Without disrespecting anyone, I think it’s fair to say …